More than 30 years ago, a group of volunteers started child care for children with and without disabilities at Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley in Villa Park.
Today, the Lily Garden Child Care Center is still the only inclusive child care in DuPage County.
This one-of-a-kind daycare is where children of all abilities learn and grow together. We provide child care to families with nowhere else to turn, and we’ve shaped the future for their children. Every day we see children with and without disabilities making friendships they wouldn’t have found anywhere else. We foster curiosity, creativity and care in each child – qualities that stick with them long after they’ve left our classrooms.
Choosing the right daycare is one of the most important decisions parents make. For well over 1,000 families, the Lily Garden has been an easy choice. We are the only place with teachers who are specially trained to support children with disabilities. And we are the only place where typically developing children learn to embrace and adapt to the differences that make each person special.
to read more about the influence the Lily Garden has had on Hunter, Lauren and Owen.